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Family Law, Legal Assistant

 

Job Details

Firm Name: Miller Thomson LLP
Posted: Mon. Jul 29, 2019
Location: Vaughan

Job Type

  • General

Family Law, Legal Assistant

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s fastest growing national business law firms, with offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry. 

We are seeking a Legal Assistant for a full-time opportunity within our Litigation group in our Vaughan office.

The successful candidate will be an administrative star with a proactive approach. This is a great opportunity for an individual who enjoys a fast-paced, dynamic desk.

In this role, some responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Drafting, revising and preparing of correspondance, accounts, briefs, various litigation/family law documents and court forms;
  • Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system and diarizing meetings, appointements and timelines for court/filing deadlines;
  • Administrative duties such as: managing email/calendar accounts, processing accounts, electronic/hard copy filing and coordinating meetings,  appointments, travel arrangements, etc.;
  • Act as the first point of contact for internal/external client inquiries as well as maintaining client contact to ensure prompt response times and excellent service delivery;
  • Other business related duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you possess:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a Legal Assistant and have a Certificate or Diploma from a Community College, or equivalent;
  • Solid understanding of the Family Law Rules and court filing procedures;
  • Working knowledge and experience with Divorcemate;
  • Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within an open team environment;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary.

Forward updated resumes to Paris Kalhor, pkalhor@millerthomson.com.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Miller Thomson will provide accommodations on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please inform our Human Resources department of the nature of accommodations that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.

 

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